A GROUP of local women gave Balinese women less fortunate than them a much needed ‘lift’ after donating more than 1000 bras last month.
Sue Gillam began 100 Bras for 200 ‘Girls’ after wanting to do something to put a smile on people’s faces in the memory of her son Mitch who lost his life after a scooter accident on the island two years ago.
She said she never thought her son would be linked to a bra campaign but said he’d approve.
Sue said bras in Bali are very expensive and many women can’t afford them or are wearing old ones with stretched elastic.
She said all women have bras they don’t wear anymore so instead of throwing them out women could donate them to those less fortunate.
After circulating the idea to family members and local organisations, Sue and her team collected 1800 pairs of bras to donate.
The ladies distributed the under garments to an orphanage in Tabanan, a market in Tabanan, the massage ladies on Kuta beach and a birthing clinic in Ubud.
Sue said there was a huge fight for the bras and some missed out so the ladies have planned to run the bra drive again, this time with the aim of collecting 10,000 bras.
She said the three-day trip was very emotional seeing how desperate the women were for bras.
Sue said the experience put smiles on everyone’s faces and was very inspirational.
People can donate their bras they no longer where to Carrie’s Boutique in the Plaza Shopping Centre on Tuckey Street, Mandurah.